Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay’s shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Potawatomi State Park
3740 County Road PD
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Wisconsin State Park System Potawatomi State Park
- The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
From Chicago: Take Interstate Highway 94 north. In Milwaukee, exit onto Interstate Highway 43 and continue as directed below.
From Milwaukee: Take Interstate 43 or US Highway 41 north to Green Bay. (If you take Highway 41, take it to the north side of Green Bay and exit on Interstate 43 south.) On the northeast side of Green Bay, exit from Interstate 43 onto State Highway 57 north and continue as directed below.
From Green Bay: Take State Highway 57 north. Drive about 37 miles to County Highway PD. Turn north on Highway PD and go about 2.4 miles to the park entrance.
Concessions and rental equipment
Canoe, kayak, paddleboat and bicycle rentals are available at the park in season.